Carbony the Carbon molecule goes through the entire carbon cycle for the first time after being blown out of a smoke stack. Starting with him being a gas
Diaries of Carbony the carbon Molecule Day 1 I have awoken in a strange place, I see I am in the middle of the sky. I appear to be in the form of carbon called carbon dioxide... its a gas so I am just floating around waiting for something too suck me in. I wonder how I got here. Probably blown out of a factory smoke stack. Maybe I will experience this great journey of the carbon cycle. The world needs us carbon molecules, but we could be the death of it
Day 2 I appear to have been sucked into a flower, this is totally normal! Plants suck in carbon dioxide like me and then they breath out oxygen. Ya'know the things that those giant bipedal things need to breath. As well so does everything else on earth beside plants needs oxygen to live! I just hope that I am not stuck In here for a while.
Day 47 Finally a cow has eaten this flower! I was stored in the flower for 45 days! Now I'm going to be inside the cow from now on until it dies or is killed by another animal. Can't say that this is a really awesome fantastic change, but any change is a good change!
Day 48 Bad luck the cow was eaten by a monster on times square. Now all the nutrients that the cow had has been removed and given to the giant green monster. Also the carbon inside of the cow (me) was taken from the cow and into the green monster. I will be here for a very long time... weeks maybe. All I will know is that this monster has absorbed me. Totally normal, totally normal.
Day 49583 Apparently giant monsters have a very long life expectancy. I have waited over 100 years for this thing to die! When organisms (such as this monster) die, the carbon either sits in the body and then over millions of years sinks into the ground and becomes natural gases or in this case the organism is decomposed by bacteria, mushrooms and other decomposers.
Day 1 I am now once again in the skies, the old cycle is over and now it is time to start anew. After I was released as carbon dioxide when the decomposers completely decomposed the monster I started thinking about how we have this great planet. It would be a real shame if it were ruined, but I can't do anything about it, I'm a gas. But humans can, there is still a long time before life will change drastically, Make it count